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Burj Khalifa should be on your number one list. Why? Simply because it's Dubai's most recognized landmark and you'll be able to see the city's landscape view from its observation deck. Burj Khalifa is so far the highest skycraper in the world, standing 829.9 metres high from sea surface. To enjoy 360-degree view of the city from inside the skycraper, go all the way up to the 124th floor where the Observation Deck is located. You'll not only be able to view the outstanding scenery of the city but also the Arabian desert on one side, and Persian Gulf on the other.
This place is the ultimate educational and fun destination for the whole family. You'll get a unique exploration inside a tropical rainforest where they have over 3000 animals and plants. The Canopy section will take you to the Bat Cave and also the Sloth Experience, where you get to meet the calm animals than can spend years in one tree and sleep up to 15 hours a day! Continue your journey to The Midstory where you'll meet Squirrel Monkeys and Emerald Tree Boa that are mostly found in South America, and also the beautiful Cuban Amazon Parrot. Going closer to the ground and smaller is the Forest Floor section. Here, you can play around with the cute sugar gliders and learn the intricate fungal structures made by Leaf Cutter Ants. Lastly, the Flooded Rainforest section will show you the unique Motoro Rays and also Archer Fish, most popular for its ability to squirt water from its mouth to catch preys. This is a destination you surely don't want to miss!
IMG Worlds of Adventure has everything you want in a theme park for you. Once you enter, you get to choose to start your journey by becoming Iron Man, witnessing dinosaurs walk the earth, or so many more! If you love scary rides, you can experience thrilling rides together with your favorite Marvel superheroes and also terrifying dinasours. If you're not into that, dont' worry, there's plenty of other rides that are less terrifying. You can visit the world of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, ride the friendly Dino Carousel, help The Powerpuff Girls beat Mojo Jojo, or just watch the awesome 5D and 3D shows. Anything you want, the best and biggest indoor theme park will provide.
This zoo has endless attractions to give you the best experience in Dubai. It doesn't only show you the amazing animals from all over the world, but it gives you the chance to experience activities with them directly. You want to see sharks up close? This zoo gives you tons of options of how you can dive with those beautiful creatures, from snorkeling to diving, while of course, accompanied by professionals and using protective equipments needed. Kids can also take part in the zoo's learning program where they can get awesome look behind-the-scenes of Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. They will be accompanied by professionals who will teach and show them how they feed the animals, how important conservation is, animals behavior, and many more. Apart from that, the zoo also have a bunch of other magnificent animals, like the Kind Croc and also night creatures, such as Arabian Toads, Fruit Bats, and Giant Camel Spiders. Lastly, we know the world is filled with dozens of other animals that can't all be seen in this zoo. But, don't worry, you can still experience meeting them by enjoying the VRZOO, which allows you to get up close with the most amazing animals only by virtual reality! When you visit Dubai, this place is certainly not to miss!
Ski Dubai is the first ever indoor ski resort in the Middle East. The place is winter-mountain-themed set where you can experience snowboarding, skiing, and tobogganing. You can also have fun by participating in its many snow events, such as meeting the newest addition to the place; the Snow Penguins! Still not enough fun? Well, the ski resort still have more to offer. Have some more fun by rolling down the Giant Ball run, sliding down the tube slides, take the chairlift ride, or even just enjoying the view and the weather with a cup of hot chocolate. Visit this place all year round in Mall of the Emirates to complete you Dubai vacation!
Ever witnessed a dolphin performed live together with a seal in the Middle East? You will if you visit Dubai Dolphin Aquarium! This place gives you a 45-minute indoor show of these amazing animals performing their skills. Be prepared to be awed by their acts of dancing, jumping, juggling, playing ball, and jumping through hoops. A perfect show for the shole family!
Any water park is only as good as its rides, that's why Wild Wadi Water Park has every kind of ride suitable for all ages. Have your adrenaline rushing by riding the incredible Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj. Love to surf? Why not do it here too? Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders ride will give you the ultimate surfin experience! Done with all the extreme rides? Relax yourself by riding the waves of Flood River and the lazy river of Juha's Journey. As the cherry on top of this trip, you can bring your GoPro to film all the fun!
Yas Waterworld understands that not everyone loves thrilling rides and not everyone is there to relax. That's why, it offers you four different level of rides; Extreme (Shaheen's Adrenaline Rush), High (Dhabi's Exciting Adventure), Medium (Hamlool's Moving & Grooving), and Low (Sultan's Young Fun). Choose your ride level and you get to float, swim, slide, dive and splash all you want in this waterpark! But, having that much fun will sure get your stomach growling. No need to worry as Yas Waterworld provide restaurants all over the park to save you from your hunger! Don't forget to visit the shops to bring back your memories together with a souvenir. Yas Waterworld also has special events and offers from time to time. Be sure to check the dates so you'll enjoy even more fun!
Most waterparks only have thrilling slides and relaxing pools, but Aquaventure offers more. In here, visitors get to have hands-on experience with sea animals, such as dolphins and sea lions. You get to swim together with the dolphins, get up close with the sea lions, and also take cute pictures with them. Learn more about the marine life by visiting The Marine Life, where a guide is present to explain to you about sea creatures that you're seeing, and Aquarium Experiences, where you get to swim with many kinds of fish. Besides that, you can also relax in the Aquaventure Beach and Relaxation and River Rides, thrill yourself by riding the amazing Water Slides, and let the kids have fun in the Splashers Kid's Play Area. Truly, one park for all!
One can't believe that the under the ocean, they've found a long gone city of Atlantis. Come to see the unimaginable ocean animals at The Lost Chambers, the home to 65,000 ocean animals. There's more: appreciate the underwater mazes and tunnels of this lost civilization. Also, you'll get the exciting sensation while experiencing sharks, eels, seahorses, and piranhas.
Dubai has always been the top choice for people rich of money and hunting for luxury. From what used to be a small city has transformed into a glitzy megapolitan offering non-stop entertainments, sightseeing spots with their breath-taking landscapes, and shopping centres where you can shop various luxurious and elusive items till you drop. But the dazzling city is also well-known for its cultural highlights enables you to learn more about Old Dubai and its' cultural heritages. If you are planning to go to Dubai for your next vacation, be sure to visit these Dubai's attractions.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are mostly available online and offline. However, buying ticket on the spot means you have to queue in possibly long lines, expecially during hig seasons. You can purchase the tickets online before you visit on this website to avoid wasting time on the spot later.
How To Get Around?
There are a lot of options to get around in Dubai. To save more money, you can try the Metro, the Tram, and the Monorail. They aren't expensive and are very suitable to reach popular attractions. You can also try the bus, whether it's they city bus or the hop-on-hop-off bus. Getting around by renting a bicycle is also a good option since you can work out while enjoying the view. Dubai also has water taxis and ferries to tour the city, with ticket price starting from AED 15. Renting a car might not be the most convenient optio since you need to have international driver's license, passport, credit card, and third-party insurance.
What Should I Wear?
Dubai is filled with fashionable people, so dress as fashionable as you want. But, you still have to dress modestly. Don't wear shorts that are way too shorts, don't wear thin leggings, don't wear tank tops that are too revealing. You don't necessarily have to cover yourself fully, but don't reveal too much. There are also some bars that restrict people who wear sandals and shorts.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Dubai is from November to March. Dubai is usually hot and very hot. But during the winter months, it's a bit better, especially to see the city's blue sky. So these months are the best to avoid worse heat in the other months. Do make bookings months earlier because Dubai is a very popular travel destination all year round.
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Will I Need a Guide?
No, a guide is not necessary as transportation is easy and you can find any information about Dubai on this website.
How To Get There?
If you're traveling from abroad, you can travel to Dubai by plane. It has 2 international airports; Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central. You can also plan a road trip to Dubai by car since it has highways that connect Dubai and its neighbouring emirates. Car drivers are on the right side in the UAE.
When in Dubai, dress modestly, do not take pictures of random people without consent, don't show public display affection too much, and make sure you smoke ONLY in the smoking area